HEALTH

Italian Who Brought Coronavirus Now Negative_Ada Nkong

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the Italian who brought coronavirus to Nigeria now tests negative.Abayomi disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday.According to him, the Italian will be tested one more time and will be released if he tests negative again.The first case of Coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria… Continue reading Italian Who Brought Coronavirus Now Negative_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Covid-19:FCTA SHUTS Down Schools_Ada Nkong

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered the closure of all schools from tomorrow, 20th March, 2020. Social and religious activities are to be restricted.In the same vein, shopping malls and other large business premises without sanitizers and other safety measures are to be shut down immediately. Lagos and some Northwest states had already… Continue reading Covid-19:FCTA SHUTS Down Schools_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Lagos State Records Four New Coronavirus Cases_Ada Nkong

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Lagos state. Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, said this during a press conference on Thursday. “What we have is a combination of imported cases and local transmission,” he said. Nigeria previously had eight confirmed cases of the disease. The four additional cases bring the… Continue reading Lagos State Records Four New Coronavirus Cases_Ada Nkong

LEGISLATURE

Covid-19:Senate Suspends Public Hearings_Ada Nkong

The senate has announced the suspension of all public hearings till further notice in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known after an executive session before Thursday’s plenary session . This comes a day after the house of representatives proposed the ban of visitors from the legislative… Continue reading Covid-19:Senate Suspends Public Hearings_Ada Nkong

RELIGION

RCCG Complies With Government Directives on Congregation Numbers_Ada Nkong

Following Government directives that churches and Mosques should not meet if members are above 50, a letter has surfaced online allegedly emanating from The Redeemed Christian Church of God. By the letter, home cell fellowships will replace large Parish gatherings for the time being while television sermons from the General overseer will serve all centers.

LEGISLATURE

Independent Candidacy Bill Passes Second Reading_Ada Nkong

The Senate has passed for second reading a bill seeking to allow for independent candidacy for elections in Nigeria. The Bill titled ' a Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to make provisions for Independent Candidate in an election and for other matters… Continue reading Independent Candidacy Bill Passes Second Reading_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

WHO Urges Africa to Brace Up_Ada Nkong

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that while Africa so far had seen few cases of COVID-19, the continent should “prepare for the worst”. “Africa should wake up,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in a virtual news conference. Tedros said that to date, 233 cases of the new coronavirus had been registered… Continue reading WHO Urges Africa to Brace Up_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

No Corp Member Tested Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

The Zonal Coordinator, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Southwest Area Office in Osun State, Mr Emmanuel Attah, says no corps member in NYSC Ekiti Orientation Camp tested positive to COVID-19.A statement signed by Attah describes the report as ‘fake and being peddled by mischievous people.”He lamented the fact that such misleading and damaging reports could… Continue reading No Corp Member Tested Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Ondo State Coronavirus Case Still a Suspect_ Ada Nkong

The Ondo state government says the Coronavirus case reported in the state is yet to be confirmed.Reports on Wednesday suggested that a man named David, who came into Nigeria from Maryland, United States of America, has been taken to a government hospital in Ondo State after being suspected of having Coronavirus. According to reports, the… Continue reading Ondo State Coronavirus Case Still a Suspect_ Ada Nkong